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Search: Posts Made By: MedSailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 11,274
Posted By MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Try it before you need it, and while you can still take it back to west marine. These things vary massively in their actual ability to start an engine. Most of them (especially the cheap ones with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By MedSailor
A lesser known gale prediction trick

I don't know if I've actually read, or heard this anywhere, but I have an observation that I make from time to time that I find is very accurate in predicting gales.

When the weather is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,826
Views: 305,138
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yesterday I had a short but Big Freakin' Sail. :)

My friend Mike and I arranged to go sailling with the local club. The club changed things on us and only small boats (dinghys) were going to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 14,948
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

As someone who is a medical provider, and has spent half his medical career so far in Emergency Medicine or Urgent Medicine, I take issue with the premise that a healthy one year old child must be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 3,432
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Copper sheeting & CopperCoat anti-fouling

Doug, there is another route, if you want to try it. I had heard rumors for many years of a small military surplus store outside of Port Townsend WA that has a supply of US Navy surplus submarine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,311
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Questions about standoff distance and narrow channels

I find that statements, such as the ones you have made above, are much more impressive and useful as teaching tools when they are properly cited.

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,795
Posted By MedSailor
Re: R i p wolfenzee...dammit

Oh no! :(

Here's to you Wolf! Where you sail now, the winds are always fair, the sea always calm, and the locals always friendly.

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 155,881
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Chef, please don't do this, and PLEASE don't even pretend that you're doing this for the betterment of others and that your motives are pure. Unless you completely lack personal insight you, like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 155,881
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Wow, what an epic story! I just finished reading all the posts and links except for the entire SA thread or any of the personal/restaurant reviews.

First, I'd like to commend RockDawg for posting...
Forum: Diesel 07-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 2,443
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Conversion to oil as coolant?

Could you modify it to run through a keel cooler? Likely too much work, but a thought...

MedSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By MedSailor
The Chart was Wrong AGAIN!

I love nothing more than teaching sailing and boating. When I teach navigation by paper charts, I always (used to) tell the student that "The chart is NEVER wrong" and you must figure out what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Where the hell have I been?

Tell me more about the "enlightenment" you received about sail trim.

Just for you, disembodied zombie hands waving: :D...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Sailed my Walker Bay: Now some Qs

Rig the boat as you would sail it, and take it into knee deep water. Capsize it and get in. Repeat the above process without the yellow thingy and compare how much freeboard you have, or don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 254
Views: 31,072
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...

Well it took me nearly a year to the day to fulfill my original promise above (of taking the anchor to Jones island) for a test. And test it we did!

Backstory:

The holding ground in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,279
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Motor vs Rowing inflatable dinghy...

Glad to hear that you're rowing and that you're enjoying it too! I row, because I don't have an outboard, and I enjoy it sometimes. I do sometimes feel like I'm the only one left on the water using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Ground Tackle for an O'day 35

Hey thanks! I love anchor geekery and exotica and that setup is one I don't think I've seen before.

Recently I got my chain stuck in a rocky anchorage but I thought I had stuck the anchor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 10,598
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

From This:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6105/6215571764_c95822405e_z.jpg

To THIS:

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq219/smackdaddy_photo/Smack%20Yacht/27DSC00906_zps8554248e.jpg

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2013
Replies: 1,027
Views: 224,292
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

This one is worth reposting as a larger photo. Nice picture!...
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